Originally Posted by blokecalledkev
No problem and thank you for your kind words. Buddy for somebody who is sexually active like yourself getting checked out regularly is advisable. Most people would advise an annual sexual check up. If and when you decide to get checked out please don’t get all worked up about it and simply view it like any other medical check up and certainly on the HIV front there is nothing for you concern yourself over.
Despite the fear that HIV still generated, it really is an extremely difficult virus to transmit sexually form one person to another. There are other STDs that are far easier to contract than HIV and having a full screening for them is not a bad idea.
In the mean time do yourself a huge favour, stay off Google. Google is not your friend where HIV is concerned, there is more than enough rubbish written online about it to freak anybody out. Please stay off the net and occupy your mind with other things. Dwelling on HIV and the bouncing around the net really is the very worst thing anybody could do.
Your right Kevin in regards to looking on the net about symptoms. I worked myself right up today after reading various articles.
It has given me a scare and it has shown me that I need to be a lot more responsible. Hopefully I will be alright and I can take some positives in that I am going to put more care into my over all sexual health. Plus it has given me more of an understanding into what hiv actually is.
Thanks for your help and advice, I really appreciate it